Tamarack Ottawa Race hosts their multi-day running events each year. As one of Canada’s most popular organized outdoor events, there will be runners and spectators from around the world headed downtown to catch one of the races and associated festivities.
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the official kickoff race for Run Ottawa, and it is Canada’s largest and fastest marathon race to date. This year the race will happen on May 28-29, 2016, so you still have time to find hotels downtown. To be able to relax and unwind after a long day outdoors, suite hotels make an excellent choice.
Details About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend estimates over 7,000 participants and a world-class range of athletes attending the race. This race isn’t just about running and winning the marathon; it is about the track and scenery that runners get to enjoy too.
Anyone can enter into the marathon, including walkers. Because there are so many people participating, it is set off in waves at two-minute increments based on which race level you have entered. This way, even beginner runners can join.
Things to do in Ottawa While Attending the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Whether you are racing or just enjoying the event, Ottawa has plenty of tourist attractions you can enjoy during your stay in the city. Just a few things you can do to fill your days include:
- Going to the Canadian War Museum – This is not just your average museum. As an internationally renowned location, it is best known for telling the personal stories of those in the military. There are photographs, artifacts and even interactive presentations to explore.
- Visit the Parliament Hill and Buildings – If you have never seen them, these Gothic Revival-style buildings are breathtaking and located on a 170-foot bluff that overlooks the Ottawa River.
- Rideau Canal – This is one of Ottawa’s oldest landmarks. In the summer, it is filled with boats and becomes one of the hottest tourist spots in the city.
While you are here, look for the best downtown hotels. Cartier Place Suite Hotel offers spectacular views and equally fantastic rooms in the heart of the city. Our suites are luxurious and perfect for the visiting runner or even the spectator who wants to be downtown and close to everything.
Please contact our hotel’s information desk at 613-236-5000 or 1-800-236-8399.